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John’s Happy Tails Report
9/9/13: Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The Kennel And Sometimes Even On Edler’s Birthday.

Edler

Edler

Maybe not most importantly, but first off, and possibly most important to him, Edler is celebrating his fourth birthday today in the kennel. He was born on 9/9/9. For those of you who may have a nine fetish, you might want to check him out. He’s a very recent arrival in our kennel, as most of our group is these days, and he will be celebrating his birthday probably for the next three days. Of course this happens after lights out and the staff has gone home, but I’ve heard rumors about the police being called out there in the middle of the night, only to find the place dark and everyone sleeping when they get there and open the door, eerily similar to what happens in the movie Toy Story. Anyway, Happy Birthday to Edler, any dog born on 9-9-9 should get some special recognition. He should be recovered enough by the weekend in case you want to check him out for adoption. It was a feast or famine weekend for us. On Saturday not a potential adopter crossed our threshold, but there was some great college football on locally, so it was understandable and I promised myself not to mention anything about the Hurricanes beating the Gators, so we’ll just move on without actually saying anything else about it. It did, however, give us a chance to get almost a dozen and a half dogs photographed and catch up on other work. Sunday was just the opposite, adopters waiting at the door even before we opened, a bunch of alumni stopped in to visit us, and even a couple adoptions to go with some serious looks, and people and dogs wall to wall.

Backwood Rosetta

Backwood Rosetta

No trips to the Emerald Coast in the immediate future and we are nearing full capacity again with over forty beautiful ex racers for you to look at. As is the usual custom lately, when I get to the kennel a little late, I find there’s a dog already adopted. This is a good thing, but consequently, I don’t always get the full story. This time it was Big Wheel. I did find out that he has a doggie sister, what make, model, and breed I did not find out, but his new Mom has always wanted a greyhound, so we’re wishing the whole family as well as Big Wheel, many years of good health and lots of love. I think Hookem Leon was also adopted, and the same good wishes go out to him and his new humans. We cat tested at least thirty dogs, there were so many dogs coming and going out of the office that I basically lost track of who was coming and who was going, who was being adopted, and who was just raiding the refrigerator for a beer. I did notice one stunning little girl, KB’s Red Domino, a little red girl with a beautiful black muzzle with white stripe on her snout. I don’t think she’ll be there very long, she’s beautiful, sweet, and shy. Wes Chandler went to the Humane Society in North Miami Beach, joining Sell High. We usually have two dogs available at that facility, and if by some chance you can’t go greyhound, that’s the place to check out other breeds and cats. Slatex Violet, KL Fine as Wine, Cry Neuces, and A Star Powerrules went to fosters at the Gold Coast facility, so you won’t find them here even if you see them on the website. We do have plenty of others and more coming in every day.

Atascocita Axel

Atascocita Axel

We have one return coming in, technically not a return, but a dog I believe was a former blood donor. We will have more on her story next time, as soon as the facts become available. We also have the first ever hump back puppy. He is just over a year old, a beautiful white and black, and loves people. He was born with his spine arched, so he will never be a racer, but odds are he’s going to be a fabulous pet. Backwood Rosetta was also returned, and I don’t have her story yet either. Last weekend I believe I missed more information than I gathered.

Vogo Anne

Vogo Anne

I have already mentioned some of the new arrivals because there’s so many that have come in, that I could do a whole article on them alone. I will mention a few more, and I’ll start with the celebrities. Arriving in the past week we have Ronald Reagan, Elke Sommer, Boomer Esiason, and Julius Adams. Three Atascocita dogs are in, Axel, Agnes, and Deb. More girls are arriving, Rio Lady BGood, TMC’s Jingle Pop, Vogo Anne, RCK Fly Girl, Agratefulnation, Teena Marie Soul, along with the aforementioned KB’s Red Domino, and my favorite of the week for all you Jockey and Hanes people, KB’s Skidmark, are waiting to see you and be seen. Cole of Ruckus, along with the other guys, Ronald, Boomer, Julius, and Axel are the new boys awaiting your inspection. We have one of the best websites, even with some current technical difficulties. Some of the pictures are a little messed up, we really have a humpback greyhound, but the pictures of the dogs with their eyes on top of each other are not real, and we’re working on correcting that, but the best way to see them is come on out in person and check them out in person. It will be a great learning experience for the whole family. You are welcome to interact with the dogs, walk them, and even ask them any questions you might think of. If they can’t answer them, most likely one of our staff will be able to help you. We do ask that you don’t run them on the leash. That can end poorly for either or both dog and human. Last and far from least, I know Michelle, Jerry, and Chris thank all the volunteers for all the help. Believe me, even if it’s not mentioned enough in public, you are mentioned and talked about all during the week and after hours, and your tireless efforts are greatly appreciated. That goes for me too, when someone compliments the pictures or writings I try to let them know how much the volunteers contribute to make it happen.